Category Archives: Investments

Advice and posts on Investments

The Whole Investment Story

Synopsis: A ten year loss across the ‘noughties’ for UK shares is not the true story. We commented in our recent bulletin that 2009´s 22.1% rise in the FTSE 100 index was not the whole story for the past 12 months. The same “don´t-believe-the-Footsie approach” is worth taking for the ´noughties´ decade. FTSE Index 1999-2009 […]

Best of Times, Worst of Times

Last year proved to be unusually rewarding for equity investors around the world, with returns in excess of 25% in 41 out of 45 countries tracked by MSCI. Emerging markets did especially well; total return for the MSCI Emerging Markets Index (expressed in US dollars) was 79.02%, the highest since inception of the index in […]

Investor Principles – Top Tips for 2010

I remind myself often: I am an investor not a speculator. I am an investor. I do not trade my assets frequently. That’s speculation, not investing. I am also a saver, fuelling my investments with continuous savings from current income. I know that every kind of asset entails risk – even cash, which can be […]

Winning the Loser’s Game

Follow Wealthflow’s basic principles of investing, and prosper. I am an investor. I do not trade my assets frequently. That’s speculation, not investing. I am also a saver, fuelling my investments with continuous savings from current income. I know that every kind of asset entails risk – even cash, which can be eroded by inflation. […]

Timing Secrets

Just six months ago, millions of would-be investors were reluctant to move into equities because the market was falling too fast. Now many are wary because the market is rising too fast. In the meantime, life moves on. It’s like watching a child standing tentatively at the edge of a swimming pool. She’s torn between […]